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The monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have significantly restricted the portrayal of the divine as female. yet in Hinduism "God" quite often ability "Goddess." This remarkable assortment explores twelve varied Hindu goddesses, all of whom are indirectly concerning Devi, the good Goddess. they vary from the liquid goddess-energy of the River Ganges to the owning, entrancing warmth of Bhagavati and Seranvali. they're neighborhood, like Vindhyavasini, and worldwide, like Kali; old, like Saranyu, and sleek, like "Mother India." the gathering combines research of texts with in depth fieldwork, permitting the reader to work out how goddesses are worshiped in daily life. In those compelling essays, the divine female in Hinduism is published as by no means before—fascinating, contradictory, strong.

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